International Childrens Day

International Childrens Day in United Nations in 2021

About International Childrens Day

How long until International Childrens Day?
This holiday next takes place in 219 days.
Dates of International Childrens Day
2022 United Nations Wednesday, June 1stInternational Childrens Day
2021 United Nations Tuesday, June 1stInternational Childrens Day
2020 United Nations Monday, June 1stInternational Childrens Day
2019 United Nations Saturday, June 1stInternational Childrens Day
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Childrens Day
International Childrens Day in other countries
International Childrens Day internationally

The origin of this holiday goes back to 1925, when representatives from different countries met in Geneva, Switzerland to convene the first "World Conference for the Wellbeing of Children". After the conference, some governments around the world designated a day as Childrens Day to highlight childrens issues. There was no specific date recommended, so countries used whatever date was most relevant to their culture.

Many countries have established a Children's Day but this is commonly not observed as a public holiday. For instance, some countries observe Children's' Day on November 20th as Universal Children’s Day. This day was established by the United Nations in 1954 and aims to promote the welfare of children around the world.

Find out more

Related Observances

Universal Childrens Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Universal Childrens Day

Read More

Similar Observances

International Day of Families 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Families 

Read More

Global Day of Parents 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Global Day of Parents 

Read More

International Day of Family Remittances 

The day recognizes the contribution of over 200 million migrant workers to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home.

Read More

International Widows Day 

While conflicts around the world claim many male lives, we should remember the widows they live behind.

Read More
Explore more Family holidays

Other Observances on June 1st 2021

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Read More

World Milk Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Milk Day

Read More

National Go Barefoot Day

Get closer to nature! Today, kick off those shoes, sandals, sneakers or slippers and feel the grass or sand on your feet!

Read More

National Hazelnut Cake Day

Hazelnuts have been foraged by humans for millennia, but it's only recently we had the foresight to make them into yummy cakes - way to go, evolution!

Read More
All events on June 1st 2021